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than one billion dollars. >>> reports say that energy secretary steven chew planning to leave his cabinet post. chew was criticized for defend ago 500 million dollar federal loan to slind rachlt bay area solar company that went belly up. chew has deep bay area ti ties. he earned his p hd in physics from uc berkeley and ran lawrence berkeley lab. he has a nobel prize in physics for work on cooling and trapping atom with laser who will replace him? tom sierra the former head of fair lon capitol management widely believed to be the president's next choice to remace chew as the energy secretary. >>> well some bay area residents are playing a big part in the president inauguration that's coming up. one is honorary co-chair. another is running all the social media sites for the joint military coalition protecting the president. mark matthews has their story. >> erica volunteered for the first campaign for president two years later health care bill saved her life. >> so i was actually diagnosed with life threatening brain tumor. >>reporter: that is obama campaign video show
from coal burning plants and push for adopting new energy efficiency standards for home appliances. executive director of the sierra club said they are hearten by the president remark and renew vow to respond to the threat of climate disruption. >> path towards sustainable energy source will be long and sometimes difficult. but american not resist the transition. we must lead it. >>reporter: now critic say climate change action could cost not only money but jobs. we know a lot more as the president outlines details in his up come state of the union address. >> thank you. >> the president also became the first in u.s. history to mention the word gay during an inaugural address. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. [applause]. >> president obama has been criticized by gay rights activist in the past for moving too slowly with policy changes. today human rights groups laud the president for the strong stand on gay rights. >> he has been criticized in the past. again. for those but today was of course also
energy. that's why there is a big concern here. right now on live doppler 7hd there are a few high clouds moving through. here is the storm out by the uh lieu sheens. that's generating the large swells and the big waves are expected this weekend. you might be tempted to head out to the beach and check out the competition or just to check out the waves. just be aware of the fact that we are expecting dangerous sneaker waves along the coastline. stay back from the water's edge. avoid slippery rocks. beach hazards in affect until saturday morning. it becomes a high surf advisory saturday 10:00 a.m. to sunday 4:00 p.m. the swells are expected to build up to 20 feet. watch out for the large breaking waves and the strong rip currents. i will be back with a look at your holiday weekend forecast to let you know exactly what the weather will look like. rain will be coming back in my forecast. >> thank you. >>> san francisco police want to know what lead to the death of a pedestrian south of market. we first showed you the scene at seventh and howard streets on abc news at 6:00. two vehicles hit th
super-cute kangaroos. barrow island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them.'s my job to look after it. ♪ >> people boarding the freedom train in san jose today. special cal train to honor bianca. parents say it's a chance for younger generations to understand what dr. king was all about. >> martin luther king jr. did a lot for our people. very important for me to bring my grandchildren and my mom came from louisiana so this is very special for us to be here today. i wanted my grandkids to have opportunity to see what this is all about. what he did for our people. >>reporter: every year the train was sold out today. >> city of el cerrito held the 24th annual martin luther king jr. celebration. and legacy of dr. king message was bolstered by the inauguration of president obama. nick smith has that story. >> in el cerrito the parade
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